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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Nkomo, Faith Dineo
URN etd-09232008-150105
Document Title HIV testing barriers : pregnant women - a case study
Degree MSocSci : Gender Studies
Department Sociology
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Prof J Grobbelaar Supervisor
Keywords
  • HIV infected pregnant women
  • non-testing
Date 2008-04-17
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Abstract
There is a high prevalence rate of HIV infected pregnant women in South Africa. The further spread of the virus needs desperately to be curbed. However, the low uptake of pregnant women testing for HIV is a deterrent against preventing the spread of the virus. This study explores the reasons a group of pregnant women hold towards HIV non- testing. Fifteen pregnant women who attended the Mamelodi West clinic, East of Pretoria were interviewed by making use of a semi- structured questionnaire in a face-to- face context by the researcher. All the respondents talked about the notion of the fear of facing death as a reason for their non- testing.

University of Pretoria 2008

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